Paul Koniecki

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Paul Koniecki comes from Dallas 

How long have you been writing? Since Mr Gorski’s 7th grade science I wrote this poem to Jenny Grams, “the depth of my heart cannot be measured by any system of accounting except to be weighed in Jenny Grams” on a notecard. It’s all been downhill since there.

What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment as a writer? Marrying my wife, the poet Reverie Evolving in the bookstore where we fell in love and being married by the poet Logen Cure. (Or being picked for the John Ashbery Home School Residency and having my poems in a movie that Cannes picked up was shown in Berlin but don’t tell Rev that).

What projects of yours have been recently published? NightBallet Press just published ‘After Working Hours’ and Spartan Press is publishing a split of magic-realism road trip tarot poems Matthew Haines and I coauthored and should be out early 2018.

What are you currently working on and what inspired this work? A book of poems about reclusive painter and author Henry Darger’s obsession with the weather and sitting alone and creating art because I’m obsessed with those things too. And ‘Tom Farris is my Safe-Word’ a book of poems inspired by Victor Clevenger’s ‘Tom Farris is My Brother’ and the Tom Farris was my roommate.

Where can we find your work? Entropy, [oon]#8, Kleft Jaw, Birds Piled Loosely, etc…

What is your best piece of advice on how to stay sane as a writer? Less Sleep.

What is your favorite book? Snow by Oran Pamuk.

Who is your favorite author? Sharon Olds, Tomáz Salamun.

If you could have dinner with one fictional character, who would it be and why? William Taylor Jr Jr.

What is your favorite food? Adult baby foods, Peanut Butter, Hummus, Guacamole.

Shakespeare or Bukowski? Rebecca Schumejda.